Watching Over Wilbur

Watching Over Wilbur

by Jack Henderson

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ISBN-13: 9781440155789
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/22/2009
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Jack Henderson is a Vietnam veteran who served as a medic at the 24th Evacuation Hospital from June 1967 until June 1968. Born in Massachusetts, he has lived in California, Oregon, and Florida. He now makes his home in Colorado with his wife, Karen. This is Jack's first novel.

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Watching Over Wilbur 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Islington-Irv More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Jack Henderson's first novel, Watching Over Wilbur, on a cross-country flight from Boston to Seattle. It is a page turner at every point and can be thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated on many levels: the tragedy or war; the restlessness of youth; the search for true meaning in one's life and the unknown twists and turns of life. I was a freshman in high school when the Vietnam War came to a close and remember "The War" through the eyes of a child. I can imagine many of these scenes playing out in real people's lives every day during these past several years due to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It breaks my heart and this book helped me see and feel war on a more personal and human level. I am grateful for Mr. Henderson's visceral and graphic voice. You really shouldn't candy-coat any war and he certainly doesn't. On a lighter note he captures the essence of youth through the two main characters, Keating and Wilbur. The scenes are graphic, rich, full and colorful. If this book doesn't make it onto celluoid something is wrong. There are so many well developed characters in the book that it is hard to pick a favorite. The book takes diferent turns one could never predict, but they fit nicely into the context of his story telling and always highlight the characters' personalities. I do hope Mr.Henderson carries on the story of Keating in another book. I enjoyed his first foray immensely.
BR17 More than 1 year ago
I straight-out loved reading Watching Over Wilbur. There is such a complex set of characters that I was unable to put the book down in curiosity of how they were going to act next. This book builds up the suspense page by page, promising a stellar finish, and Henderson doesn't let the reader down. I closed this book with regret that I had finished reading such an amazing story. Jack Henderson is a natural-born storyteller and I hope he brings us more stories like this.